• 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Orgasm

    Happy National Orgasm Day! We suggest taking some time out today, either by yourself or with a partner, to celebrate this special day properly.

    We all know orgasms are amazing, but what if there was a way to make them even better? Well you're in luck: I've compiled my top ten tips for improving your orgasm below. What better day to try out everything on the list?

    Brand In Focus: Lovehoney BasicsChoosing your first sex toy can be overwhelming - there are so many different gadgets to tease and delight that it can be hard to know where to begin. Luckily, our BASICS sex toy range offers a wide selection of toys at a reasonable price point, so you can try out bullets, cock rings and more without breaking the bank. Result!

    The Lovehoney BASICS range is comprised of 25+ products that together form a perfect beginners kit - with plenty for him, her, and both of you.

    While there are plenty of vibrating toys on offer to tempt, tease and delight, you'll also find functional items like an anal douche and penis pump. With simple packaging and easy-to-use products, the fuss-free range offers a brilliant introduction to sex toys for curious couples.

    I've chosen some best-selling products below, but remember to tell me which are your favourites in the comments.

    Lovehoney Hits 75,000+ Sex Toy Reviews!

    If you're subscribed to our mailing list you'll already know that we recently hit 75,000 sex toy reviews! That's a lot of opinions on sex toys, lingerie and bondage gear!

    We're really excited about reaching 75,000 reviews, because we love hearing what you have to say about your latest purchase.

    We're very proud that Lovehoney is the biggest database of sex toy reviews, because we know that helps our customers make informed decisions about what to buy.

    Whether it's short and sweet or long and detailed, we love to see you submit your review of sex toys, lingerie or gifts and games.

    Read on for our top ten reasons why we love your reviews...

    Official Fifty Shades of Grey appGreat news for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey this week! NBC Universal have just released an official app which allows you to get up close and personal with Christian Grey in advance of the movie release.

    With the free app you can register for the Fifty Shades of Grey Internship Program and "complete weekly assignments, earn badges, and unlock exclusive official content related to the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie."

    Features of the new app include weekly assignments, photo filters inspired by the books and "exclusive rewards".

    Although only available on iTunes at the moment, word is the app will be coming to Google Play soon. Although there are plenty of fan-made apps already available, this is the only official app from the movie studio - so you know all the information is accurate. Yay!

    The news of this app only builds excitement for the upcoming movie release - and the official trailer which premieres on July 24th - eek! We're not the only ones getting excited - even Beyoncé posted a teaser for the first trailer on her Instagram over the weekend.

    Will you be entering the Grey Enterprises Internship Program? Get the free app here.

    Image via iTunes.

    Stone Dildos, Rectal Dilators and Olive Oil Lube: The Long History of Sex ToysThe thing about working at a sex toy company is that conversations about inflatable butt plugs and vibrating cock rings become everyday occurrences, and even products as innovative as the Sqweel Go (left) become nothing out of the ordinary.

    Earlier this week, however, I took a moment to marvel at the sheer range and variety of products Lovehoney stocks - thousands upon thousands of dildos, butt plugs and cock rings - and it got me thinking about the human urge to seek sexual pleasure. The amount of technical expertise and hours of planning that go into developing each bullet vibrator begs the question - do orgasms, rather than money, make the world go round?

    Think about it. We can trace porn back 35,000 years, while the wheel made its first appearance about 6,000 years ago, and money didn’t come into common use until about 2,500 years ago. Clearly, our ancestors had similarly one-track minds.

    With the advances in sex toy technology (the Violet Wand comes to mind), it’s easy to forget that our generation aren’t the first to use sex toys - not by a long shot!

    Oh la la! Top Five French Maid Costumes!

    It's July 14th, which means we're wishing our neighbours across the pond a happy Bastille Day.

    Funnily enough, over the past few years we've noticed a spike in sales of sexy French Maid costumes around Bastille Day.

    It's not difficult to see the appeal of these frilly outfits: they're short, skimpy and make housework fun!

    We're not alone with this opinion - the French Maid has been voted Britain's favourite bedroom dress up outfit - beating sexy schoolgirl, naughty nurse and sultry secretary to the top spot.

    Do you own a sexy French Maid costume? Do you actually get any dusting done while wearing it? Check out our list of the top five French Maid sexy costumes to enjoy on this special day:

    Ten Reasons to Kiss Your Lover This Sunday!Sometimes it seems like there's a "day" for everything - it started with Mother's Day and Father's Day, but in July alone we're expected to celebrate National Shed Week, International Reggae Day and National Fishing Month.

    However, there is one celebration coming up on Sunday* that we're happy to get on board with: International Kissing Day!

    Let's face it - there's nothing like a good snog with the person you love to set the heart racing. With that in mind, we've put together a blog post with the top kissing facts for your enjoyment.

    To encourage some sexy smooching this weekend, I'll be choosing three commenters to win a Lovehoney Flavoured Lube Bumper Pack (£8.99), which encourage kissing all over the body!

    Read on below, and don't forget to leave a comment to be with a chance of winning.

    *It's also National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday, but we don't care so much about that one.

    Explore The Darker Side of PleasureThere's nothing like snuggling up with a good read for some alone time. That's why we choose a new Erotic Book and sexy gift combo every month, to make your reading sessions that much more special.

    Our Book of the Month for July is a collection of three short stories by New York Times best-selling author Eden Bradley.

    Just pick up a copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure during July to get a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator (worth £8.99!) completely free. What a bargain!

    When we asked the author what inspired this anthology, she explained "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."

    Read on for a taster of Eden's writing, and find out what inspired each story...

    Toy With Me Tuesday: Silverware

    Looking for a sex toy worth its weight in silver? We love how the njoy Pure Plug Stainless Steel Butt Plug (£59.99) blends in with the silverware in this shot, and its 5 star review suggests it has plenty of other great uses...

    If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.

    Lovehoney scooped two awards at the ETO show in Birmingham.

    It's all smiling faces at Lovehoney HQ today with the news that we won not one, but TWO awards over the weekend! We've been voted Best Online Retailer and Most Innovative Retailers at the annual ETO Awards.

    It's the second year running that we've been voted Best Online Retailer by our customers, and we couldn't be more delighted.

    The awards took place in Birmingham this weekend and Lovehoney was represented by Flavie, Alice and Gemma.

    Lovehoney co-owner Neal Slateford said: "This means so much to Lovehoney because the awards are chosen by the people most important to us - our customers."

    "It was another fantastic awards night from ETO and we were thrilled to do the double. Customer care is at the core of everything we do. We offer a no quibbles 365-day returns policy on products."

    Our new Customer Care hours mean you can call, live chat or email with an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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